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Beat HQ Joined: 9th December 2010
Last seen: 5th June 2012

Tijuana Cartel

Name/Band:

 

“Tijuana Cartel.”

 

Define your genre in five words or less:

 

“Electronic, fat beats, flamenco guitar, noodles.”

 

S omeone is walking past as you guys are playing, they then go get a beer and tell their friend about you... what do they say?

 

“’That's the most amount of nudity and pyrotechnics I've seen since the naked Bon Jovi tour in 1988.”

 

How long have you been gigging and writing?

 

“We've been playing together since high school. We've been unable to find real work, so we continued playing music.

 

What has been your favourite gig to date?

 

“LCD Soundsystem at Splendour In The Grass.”

 

Which band would you most like to have a battle/showdown with?

 

“Justin Beiber.”

 

What inspires or has influenced your music the most?

 

“Other music and alcohol.”

 

What do you think a band has to do these days to succeed?

 

“Absolutely no Idea, just do it anyway.”

 

Do you have any record releases to date? What? Where can I get it?

 

“Best place to see our releases is online tijuanacartel.com.”

 

Why should everyone come and see your band?

 

“You'll never see or hear anything like us again and Our trumpet player is the best in the world.”

 

When are you playing live/releasing your album/EP/single/etc?

 

“June this year will bring out our next release. You can see us perform at the Rites Of Passage Tattoo Convention and Arts festival this weekend. We're on Sunday January 30 at 9pm. Check the website for more details: ritesofpassagefestival.com.”